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Response to skepticscott (Reply #4)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:13 AM

8. I can guess what "necessary improbability" means

 

When you come right down to it, everything in life happens through a series of improbable events. Sometimes you notice the improbability and you may attach a greater meaning to the improbability.

Creationists make this mistake. They see the series of improbable events required to evolve us as humans, as if the creation of humans was a long-tern goal of evolution. So creationists can't accept the claims of science and insist that a high power must have designed it all.

Evolution creating humans wasn't a goal. If not humans, evolution would have taken a different improbable path. But from the perspective of my consciousness, my consciousness is a goal. It's the most important fact of my existence. Any other path that doesn't lead to my consciousness is a big loss for me.

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